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St. Louisans can win $10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets in lottery

People lined up outside the Fox Thatre last October to buy "Hamilton" tickets.
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People lined up outside the Fox Thatre last October to buy "Hamilton" tickets.

St. Louisans who missed out on “Hamilton” tickets now have a chance to see the sold-out musical — for the cost of a box of popcorn.

On Monday, the Fox Theater announced a lottery in which 40 orchestra-level tickets for every performance will go for $10 each. The lottery begins April 1 for the April 3 opening night.

Lottery participants can enter only once for the chance to get two tickets.

Winners will be notified the day before each show. They must purchase their tickets by 4 p.m. the day they’re notified and can pick them up two hours before the performance.

You can enter the lottery by downloading the official “Hamilton” app or through the HamiltonMusical.com website.

“Hamilton,” the story of the American Revolution told through hip-hop, jazz, blues and rap, sold out in less than five hours.

The Broadway hit began a national tour last year and will be on stage at The Fox through April 22.

In 2016, “Hamilton” set a box-office record for taking in $3.3 million in one week. In 2017, it broke its own record by grossing $3.4 million. Strong shows typically earn around $1 million per week.

Hear the original Broadway cast sing the opening number from "Hamilton":

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